Based on the book, Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) Structural Essentials is a series of short intensive courses limited to specific anatomy and heavy on manual soft-tissue technique.
Each course focuses on 15 – 20 core ‘templates’ for technique, which can be applied in different ways for different patterns in your clients. We will teach you the relevant structural anatomy for the area and the common postural and movement implications around each of them. The short lectures utilise many new and previously unseen teaching resources to illustrate the information in a fun, exciting and, most importantly, understandable fashion.
The courses fully explain the intent and scope of each technique and will give you plenty of time to master it and experiment with the many possible variations. We will ensure that you can apply these very effective ideas and execute them in your treatments the following day.
The workshops can be taken in any order once you have first attended the Anatomy Trains and Anatomy Trains II workshops but we recommend them in the order they appear.
To teach functional and structural regional anatomy that will build into a full body picture of how body operates as both local and as a global tensegrity structure.
The main focus of the series will be to create a modern approach to Bodywork incorporating appropriate techniques according to the tissue type and the apparent dysfunction. The main emphasis will be with Fascial Release Techniques along with Structural and Functional Assessments, to ensure a modern, individual and accurate treatment plan is created.
Shoulder & Arm Workshop
In this driving day and computer age, the arms get unique usage these days. Requiring a complex equation of stability versus mobility to balance correctly on the rib cage, the shoulders can easily be used to compensate for thoracic and cervical deviations or be the cause for them. This can lead to issues travelling down into the arms and hands, up into the neck and jaw or even into the spine and rib cage. You will learn to recognize ‘ideal’ and compensated patterns and how to tie them into the story of the rest of the body. This will allow you to see what work needs to be done to create lasting results for this area.
This course travels from the shoulder to the hand on the Arm Lines, giving techniques for every station along the way. These include
- Balancing the shoulder girdle on the rib cage
- Releases for each joint of the shoulder
- Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
- Elbow and upper arm muscle releases
- Lower arm extensor, flexor, radial, and ulnar releases
Head, Neck & Jaw
The neck is a remarkable feat of biomechanical engineering, giving a combination of wide range of movement but maintaining a structural strength. It is often seen as the last site of compensation as it corrects for any alteration from below allowing the eyes and ears to orient to the horizon. Patterns can of course work their way in the other direction and particularly from the jaw and its many possible patterns of movement and holding. This course will focus on key areas of the neck and jaw complex to allow you to build successful strategies to ease these potential problem areas alleviating the issues working in both directions and setting the body up for a longer lasting change.
The sub-occipital muscles.
The laminar groove and deep cervical muscles.
Soft-tissue techniques for shoulder muscles
The muscular wires of the front of the neck – anterior scalenes and colli muscles.
Intra-oral work for the hyoid complex, the tongue, and the floor of the mouth.
The jaw muscles, TMJ, the palate and facial muscles.
The material covered in this workshop is not included in the book ‘Fascial Release for Structural Balance’ but will feature in a forthcoming title.
The Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) workshops are a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses – based on the book of the same name (link to store page on website) – divided into functional regions. Each course thoroughly conveys 15 – 20 technique ‘templates’, designed for versatile application for the different patterns your clients bring to you.
Each class includes:
- Relevant anatomy for the area – short intensive and integrated presentations assemble the best figures from multiple sources, including brand new learning tools such as video of fascial dissections and palpation of the relevant structures to convey the information in an inspiring and understandable fashion.
- BodyReading (visual assessment) – the common postural and movement implications – how to see and ‘read’ them in the intricacy of individual patterns
- Fascial Release Techniques – each technique is fully laid out for intent and ‘feel’, with plenty of time for practice, ensuring that you can apply these methods immediately in your practice.
Cancellation: 2 month before the course we pay all the price back which was prepaid, but thereafter no refund.
Note:- Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation that the workshop is running
Please Note: To attend FRSB workshops you must have completed Anatomy Trains in Structure & Function or ATI & ATII